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painter, draftsman, decorative painter (of interiors), cabinetmaker, court painter
in 1607 mentioned as a joiner (Bol 1973); Frederik Hendrik was a courtly client of De Verwer (Bredius 1890, Charageat 1949, Blaauw 2005, p. 85; Buijs/Alsteens 2008, p. 255, note 6).
Nationality/school
North Netherlandish, South Netherlandish
possibly from the Southern Netherlands (Blaauw 2005, p. 78, note 5)
Born
1585
c. 1585 (Bol 1973); possibly born in Haarlem (Giltaij/Kelch 1997); possibly born in the Southern Netherlands: Antwerp (Blaauw 2005, p. 78, note 5)
Deceased
Amsterdam 1650-08/1650-08-19
buried 19 August 1650 in the Oude Kerk
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
married to Barbara van Sillevoirt (died 1658), probably in 1607; father of Justus de Verwer and Catharina Dusart-de Verwer
See also
In this field, you will find references to names of groups or to the artists that made/make up groups. You may also come across references to other artists if there was/is question of collaboration without a joint name. This is the case, for instance, with artists who rendered parts of works by other artists (such as with P.P Rubens and J. Brueghel I).
Frederik Hendrik was a client of De Verwer (Charageat 1949, Blaauw 2005, p. 85).
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Biographical information
Period of activity
1610 - 1650
earliest dated work of 1610
Active in
  • Haarlem 1607
    On 1607 his wife made her will, mentioning her husband Abraham de Verwer as a joiner, living in Haarlem (Bol 1973 and Giltaij/Kelch 1996, p. 133)
  • Amsterdam 1614 - 1634
    mentioned in an inventory of 1614 as a painter (Bredius, p. 1175), although it is not clear if he lived in Amsterdam; mentioned on 9 January 1617 in Amsterdam related to an inheritance, there mentioned as a painter (Bol 1973, GIltaij/Kelch 1996); mentioned as a painter in Amsterdam in 1634 (Giltaij/Kelch 1997)
  • Kempen (landstreek België) 1619
    in the service of Baron Philips van Merode in Westerloo (Blaauw 2005, p. 78)
  • Kleef 1635
    c. 1635; there are drawings of the Schwanenburg in Cleves (Berlin, Kupferstich kabinett, inv. nos. 2266 and 5865); according to Gorissen created c. 1635 (RKDimages 232521)
  • Parijs 1637 - 1639
    In 1639 Frederik Hendrik paid him 400 guilders for two cityscapes of the Louvre in Paris and two other paintings (Bredius 1890, p. 218).
  • Boulogne-sur-Mer
    Buijs/Alsteens 2008, p. 254-255
  • Calais
    Buijs/Alsteens 2008, p. 254-255
  • Gravelines
    Buijs/Alsteens 2008, p. 254-255
  • Montreuil-sur-Mer
    Buijs/Alsteens 2008, p. 254-255
  • La Rochelle
    Buijs/Alsteens 2008, p. 255
  • Vincennes (Val-de Marne)
  • Nantes (Frankrijk)
  • Boulogne-sur-Mer
  • Le Havre
  • Antwerpen
  • Den Haag 1639-04
    According to a letter by De Verwer to Constantijn Huijgens of 19 April 1639 he was going to be in The Hague the next Wednesday, to offer Frederik Hendrik two paintings with different view of the Louvre in Paris. This letter i in the Frits Lugt Collection, inv.no. 3439 (Buijs/Alsteens 2008, p. 247, 255, note 3 and 6).
  • Amsterdam 1641 - 1650
    in 1641 back in Amsterdam (citizenship on 23 January 1641: Scheltema 1853), where he bought a house at the Prinsengracht in 1642. Later he lived in the Warmoesstraat, where he died in 1650 (Bol 1973)
active in
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Subjects
This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
landscape (as genre), marine (as genre), cityscape, architecture (genre)
Medium/technique
oil paint
Creation date: 1992-01-31; Last modified date: 2020-10-28

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